Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Call for Panelists: ALA Annual 2017 Program on Strategic Online Instruction

Are you effectively engaging students with online library instruction? Want to present your strategies at ALA Annual Conference 2017?

The Distance Learning Section is sponsoring a program that aims to share practical methods for libraries to create effective student-success-based online instructional strategies that include creative methods for developing assessment plans and delivering high-impact information literacy skill instruction. These strategies may include but are not limited to the topics of:
  • reaching students through online presence, instruction, and assessment
  • creating and implementing high-impact online instruction
  • handling challenges when developing online instructional materials
  • time management
  • providing access to resources and technology
  • developing digital learning object repositories for online instruction
  • embedding librarian programming in a course or program

This is open to any academic librarian with any online instruction experience they want to share.

Program Title: Visibility & Engagement: Design, Develop, or Refresh your Online Instruction

Program Description: Getting enthusiastic faculty buy-in, creating engaging online learning spaces, and identifying meaningful assessment strategies are all key components to building an effective online instructional presence. Whether supporting online or web-enhanced courses, today’s academic librarians need a visible presence to engage students and faculty alike. In this session, four practitioners will share their successes and failures, and what they have done to create high-impact online instruction programs.

Learning Outcomes:
From this program, attendees will learn how to:
  1. Apply strategies to create greater library presence in their institution's course management system and library work flow;
  2. Develop online instruction with integrated library resources and applications to support student learning;
  3. Formulate meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes in an online learning environment.

If you are interested in joining this panel or would like more information, then please contact the DLS Programming Planning 2017 Committee Co-Chairs, Karla Aleman and Neely Tang by January 6th, 2017.


Karla Aleman
Dean, Library & eLearning
Bass Library/Learning Resource Center
Lorain County Community College